The Teddy Bear Truth

The Teddy Bear Truth

Durango, CO – What’s the real story behind the famous stuffed animal? Theodore Roosevelt’s refusal to shoot a subdued bear. Andrew Gulliford, historian at Fort Lewis College, says America’s children – and adults – deserve to know the truth...
“I’m Not a Miner, I’m a Provider”

“I’m Not a Miner, I’m a Provider”

  Tucson, Ariz. – When the San Manuel Mine northeast of Tucson closed in 1999, it was the largest underground copper mine in the U.S., with more than 2,000 people working in 350+ miles of tunnels and a nearby smelter. The copper market had just gone bust,...
Some Thrived, Some Died

Some Thrived, Some Died

  Tucson, Ariz. – The names stand out on early maps of the Arizona Territory: Hamlets like Ruby and Silver Bell. Mines named The World’s Fair, Old Dominion and The Heavy Weight. But they’re not to be found on modern maps of Arizona. When the...
“The Kinds of Things He Believed, He Tried to Live…”

“The Kinds of Things He Believed, He Tried to Live…”

Tucson, Ariz. – Longtime Tucsonans remember the area as Prison Camp. From 1939 to 1973, it was the Catalina Federal Prison Camp. The inmates who built the Catalina Highway were the original occupants. Conscientious objectors were also housed there during WW II....

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